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ASBTA Urges Biofuel Conversion by Airlines to Keep Small Businesses Traveling and Growing
June 30, 2011 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(The American Small Business Travelers Alliance)  The American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA) serves America’s 27 million small companies by working to improve service, reduce costs and maintain safety and comfort in air travel.
“Public and …

Obama: Slash Oil Industry Tax Breaks as Part of Debt Deal
June 30, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)  President Obama pressed lawmakers Wednesday to cut a slew of oil industry tax breaks as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, arguing that the alternative is to …

Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act Introduced
June 30, 2011 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today (June 29, 2011)  U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act today in an effort …

Southeast US Offers Huge Energy Crop Potential
June 30, 2011 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Southeast is ripe for energy crop development, according to several panelists who spoke during a session devoted to next-generation feedstock strategies June 28 at the International Fuel …

Lallemand Announces New Ethanol Yeast at FEW
June 30, 2011 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Lallemand Ethanol Technology (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The yet-to-be-named yeast is the first product to be patented (pending) and commercialized out of the exclusive partnership between Lallemand Ethanol Technology and Xylogenics Inc. Developed using extensive …

FEW: The Time Has Finally Come for Dry Fractionation
June 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(Pete) Moss, (vice president of marketing for cereal process technologies) says the 15 billion gallon cap on corn ethanol in RFS2 is one reason why fractionation will finally come …

FEW: Large Crowd Attends Cellulosic Integration Discussion
June 30, 2011 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(I)ndustry experts discussed their views toward integrating cellulosic production at existing corn ethanol facilities.
…The panelists seemed in agreement that integrating cellulosic ethanol production with existing first-generation plants presents an …

Dr. Bruce Dale Receives FEW Award of Excellence
June 30, 2011 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …(A)t the 2011 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, the 2011 Award of Excellence was presented to Dr. Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, by BBI International VP, Tom Bryan.
Dale, professor of chemical engineering …

Despite Editorial, Ethanol’s Not So Bad
June 30, 2011 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by James Gough  (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)  …My primary concern with the editorial, however, is the certainty with which the writer declares, “we know now that ethanol production actually degrades the environment and causes increases …

Dinneen to Ethanol Industry: ‘We Need to Show Some Outrage’
June 30, 2011 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen abandoned the podium and chose to speak off the cuff during his keynote presentation delivered to attendees of the International Fuel …

Council Calls for Protection of Ethanol-Free Refining
June 30, 2011 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Jacqueline Cochran (The Advocate)  Concerns that “pure” gasoline production in Louisiana may come to an end resulted in a commitment by the Tangipahoa Parish Council to lead a statewide call for congressional assistance.
Councilman Carlo …

Biofuel Future Faces Refineries ‘Hurdle’
June 30, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(ABC News)  A Townsville researcher in north Queensland believes the growth of the state’s biofuel industry is being hampered by a lack of refineries.
…Associate professor Kirsten Heimann from James Cook University says Queensland has plenty …

Africa Power Initiative to Produce Bio-Diesel by 2012
June 30, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Emma Onyango (East African Business Week)   …Pegasus Investments and now African Power Initiative have both shown interest in making this diesel.  Mr. Sudhir Kumar, the Business Development Manager African Power Initiative said that …

KLM Operates First Scheduled Flight on Biokerosene
June 30, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

(KLM)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today became the first airline in the world to operate a commercial flight carrying 171 passengers on biokerosene. Flight KL1233 – a Boeing 737-800 – took off this afternoon at …

Homemade Biofuel Program Begins in Norwood
June 30, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Lianna Albrizio   (NorthJersey.com/Northern Valley Suburbanite)     The Department of Public Works officially unveiled the borough’s home-grown biofuel for its trucks on June 23.
The borough is the only town in the Northern Valley that …

The Jobless Recovery, Biofuels, Eency-Weency Balance Sheets, and You
June 30, 2011 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – ho-hum, you say, and I think I hear you yawning.
…“Invent here, make elsewhere” is a failed industrial policy, according to …

Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
June 30, 2011 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI published a fact sheet outlining the number of U.S. jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.
Among the facts:

For every $1 million spent on energy efficiency, 2.5 …

In Washington, Algae Is Treated Like Slime
June 30, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Fahey  (Forbes)  …Congress, when it passed legislation in 2007 that subsidized advanced biofuels to the tune of $1.01 per gallon (on top of the 51-cent standard ethanol credit) and mandated that the country …

14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum
June 30, 2011 – 8:44 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On June 16, 2011, the Sustainable Energy Coalition and U.S. House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses, in partnership with the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, House Algae Energy Caucus, House Hydrogen …

Issue Brief: Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Closer Look at Tax Breaks, Special Accounting, and Societal Costs
June 30, 2011 – 8:20 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI published an issue brief on policies that subsidize the production of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas).  In recent years, major international institutions such as the G20, International Energy …

Can California Renewables Survive Democracy?
June 29, 2011 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia)  California’s Tehachapi-Mohave Region is rich in renewable potential—but is it richer in NIMBYism and BANANAism?
…But development will not happen until the people of the Antelope Valley — who will have to …

Major Financial Institution to Support Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
June 29, 2011 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced an initiative help finance public and private institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop a sustainable jet biofuel industry from locally grown organic feedstock. The …

How Global Biofuel Expansion Could Affect the Economy, Environment and Food Supply
June 29, 2011 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(World Bank)  National targets would contribute to rapid biofuel expansion in the next 10 years; Reaching those goals would have a limited impact on the global economy; Some countries would be affected significantly, with higher cost of …

Insight into Plant Behavior Could Aid Quest for Efficient Biofuels
June 29, 2011 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(University of Edinburgh/Labspaces)  …Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that the tiny organism has developed coping mechanisms for when its main food source is in short supply.
Understanding these processes will help scientists develop …

Queensland’s Push to Sell the US Biofuel
June 29, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Co-Generation and On-Site Power Production)  …Queensland wants to be a Pacific leader in biofuels. That’s the message Premier Anna Bligh has delivered at a biotechnology conference in Washington.
She’s says Queensland researchers are bidding to supply …

Platts 6th Annual Next Generation Biofuels October 31-November 1, 2011 Chicago, IL
June 29, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
Platts 6th Annual Next Generation Biofuels   October 31-November 1, 2011    Chicago, IL

Platts Next-Generation Biofuels gives you the insights and the contacts you need to keep up with the evolving biofuels industry. Hear about the key issues facing next-generation biofuels:

Government policy and support including loan guarantees
The state …

California Plant Surprised by Opposition to Anaerobic Digestion
June 29, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Maybe it’s because they didn’t get the word out adequately. Perhaps it’s because they didn’t talk to their neighbors soon enough in the process. Whatever the reason, some just …

BioVerde Bets on Europe Biodiesel Demand, Brazil Market Brimming
June 29, 2011 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

By Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  BioVerde Industria e Comercio de Biocombustiveis SA, which is building Brazil’s biggest biodiesel refinery, expects to sell 40 percent of its output in Europe by 2015 as an alternative to a saturated …

FACT Publication: Aquatic Biofuels for Local Development
June 29, 2011 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

FACT has published a comprehensive report on the opportunities and feasibility of aquatic biofuels, their limitations and associated problems and threats.
Aquatic biomass is attracting a lot of interest as a valuable feedstock for second and …

DSM Strengthens Yeast Technology Leadership for 2G Biofuels
June 29, 2011 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(DSM)  Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire C5 Yeast Company B.V. (Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands) from Royal Cosun. The acquisition will …

The Island of Misfit Materials
June 29, 2011 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Over at Blue Marble, think spent waste grains from the alcoholic beverage distillation process, and spent coffee grounds. Generally, these are materials that pile up in landfills.
By contrast, at Blue …

Ethanol Producers Interested in Developing Own Blender Pump Stations
June 29, 2011 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol) …ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty says ACE ethanol producer members are becoming increasingly interested in supplying E85 and midlevel blends at the plant level, and developing their own network of stations …

How Rainforests Can Produce Biofuel Sustainably
June 29, 2011 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Mims   (Grist)  Production of biofuel from palm oil has been an unmitigated disaster for the rainforest, leading to clear-cutting throughout Indonesia and propelling that country to the top ranks of the world’s …

Commission Study Questions Carbon Dioxide Benefits from EU Biofuel
June 29, 2011 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(E-Energy Market/European Voice)  Biofuel from palm oil, soybean and rapeseed produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than fossil fuel, once the environmental side-effects of its production are taken into account, an impact assessment prepared by the European …

Noble Group to Build Biodiesel Plant in Argentina
June 29, 2011 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Commodity trader Noble Group  will invest $50 million in a biodiesel plant in Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez said on Wednesday.
Argentina is one of the world’s biggest exporters of biodiesel, producing the fuel from ample …

Detroit Metro Land to Be Used to Grow Bioenergy Crops
June 29, 2011 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

By Carole Shifrin  (Air Transport World)  Detroit Metro operator Wayne County Airport Authority said it has agreed to partner with Michigan State University Extension to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on the property of DTW …

Biodiesel Fuels Powering Camp Blanding Vehicles
June 29, 2011 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Sgt. 1st Class Blair Heusdens  (Clay Today)  In an effort to reduce waste and meet recycling goals, the Florida National Guard is producing biodiesel from used vegetable oil to fuel state maintenance vehicles at …

It Takes Two to Tango
June 29, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How and why could three announcements from Gevo, Toray, Redfield and the EPA point the way forward for US ethanol, advanced biofuels, and renewable chemicals?
…The key is looking at the …

Sydney, Australia Home of New Algal Biomass Facility
June 29, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Algae.Tec Limited in collaboration with Manildra Group have announced the construction of an algae demonstration facility in Shoalhaven One, in Nowra south of Sydney, Australia. Manildra Group is the country’s largest ethanol …

Qteros and UMass Amherst Bolster Patent Portfolio for Ethanol-Producing Microbe With Issued and Allowed Patents in the United States and Japan
June 29, 2011 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Qteros, Inc., the developer of a unique and highly efficient Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) platform for the lowest-cost production of cellulosic ethanol, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, today announced two significant intellectual property (IP) advances …

The New “30 Years War”
June 29, 2011 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Michael T. Klare  (CBS News)  …Over the coming decades, we will be embroiled at a global level in a succeed-or-perish contest among the major forms of energy, the corporations which supply them, and the countries …

EPA Finalizes E15 Pump Labeling Requirements/New Labels Will Help Consumers Find the Right Fuel for Their Vehicles
June 29, 2011 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued fuel pump labeling and other requirements for gasoline blends containing more than 10 and up to 15 percent ethanol, known as E15. These requirements …

Study: Ethanol Subsidies Boost Output, Corn Cost
June 29, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Jacob Barker (The Columbia Daily Tribune)  Policies fueled the boom in industry.
Federal subsidies for ethanol push up ethanol production and the price of corn, according to a report released today (June 27, 2011) from …

BP Lauds Use of Biofuels
June 29, 2011 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(UPI)  …The International Energy Agency estimates the number of cars on the road will double by 2030. Philip New, president of biofuels development at BP, told delegates at a London conference that with better fuel …

DuPont to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant at Nevada
June 29, 2011 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Hicks  (Des Moines Register)  Nevada will be the site of one of the few next-generation ethanol plants in the world, DuPont announced today.
The biorefinery will use corncobs, leaves and stalks as feedstock rather …

FAO’s New Leader Lays out His Plans
June 29, 2011 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Mark Tran  (The Guardian)  After narrow win in leadership contest, José Graziano da Silva pledges to reform the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, strive for consensus and tackle food price volatility
…He also stressed the …

ADM’s Decatur Facility to Produce More Lysine, Threonine
June 29, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A plan to produce more lysine and threonine, both amino acids, at Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s plant in Decatur, Ill., won’t mean changes on the ethanol side. “This expansion …

Iowa Ethanol Plant Gets Grant for Bolt-On Cellulosic Facility
June 29, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Quad County Corn Processors, which operates a 30 MMgy ethanol facility in Galva, Iowa, was recently awarded a $1.45 million grant from the Iowa Power Fund to assist …

Ethanol Facility Expanding at Port Everglades
June 29, 2011 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(South Florida Business Journal)  Port Everglades is getting a new rail offloading facility for ethanol, Shell Oil affiliate Motiva Enterprises LLC  said in a news release Wednesday.
Motiva said it reached an agreement with Fort Lauderdale-based Vecenergy to construct a …

Reforming Ethanol in a Responsible Way
June 29, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment

by Senator Mike Johanns (York News-Times)  …Ethanol helped keep $34 billion of our money at home last year instead of going to other countries for foreign oil.
…Though these benefits are significant, today’s fiscal realities require …

Santorum Tells Iowa Farmers He Would End Ethanol Subsidies
June 29, 2011 – 9:24 am | No Comment

by William Petroski (Des Moines Register)  …Santorum, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he advocates phasing-out the existing tax incentive for ethanol production, commonly known as the blenders’ credit, by reducing the credit …

Ashtabula County: Growing New Energy Industry
June 29, 2011 – 9:17 am | No Comment

by Tom Beres (WKYC)  Farmers in Northeast Ohio and Pennsylvania are being recruited to grow a special grass that can be converted to biofuel energy.
Some are already planting miscanthus, a durable grass that won’t spread and …

Ethanol Makers, Farmers Push for Modest Support if Subsidy Dies; Economists Say They’ll Be OK
June 29, 2011 – 8:53 am | No Comment

(AP/Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  If a $5 billion-a-year federal subsidy that helped build the ethanol industry comes to an end, it will likely mean two things, experts who have followed its development say.
First, it doesn’t guarantee …

Senate Ethanol Vote to Little Impact Corn Demand: Morgan Stanley
June 29, 2011 – 7:23 am | No Comment

(Platts)  …But even if hypothetically the subsidies did end June 30, it would in all likelihood not affect corn and ethanol demand, owing to the current prices between the two, and conventional gasoline, Morgan Stanley …

Investors Sweet on Second-Gen Biofuel IPOs But a Few Caveats Remain
June 29, 2011 – 6:47 am | No Comment

by Ivan Castano  (Renewable Energy World)   Second-generation biofuel IPOs are all the rage this year with recent deals pricing well above initial expectations and a growing number of companies expected to tap the capital …

Watch for a Flex-Fuel Pump Near You
June 27, 2011 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bechman  (Indiana Prairie Farmer)  Corn growers in Indiana promote more pumps.
One of the highlights of the ethanol summit in Indianapolis a few days ago was an announcement that the Indiana Corn Marketing Council …

Editorial: Cut the Ethanol Subsidy, But Be Fair
June 27, 2011 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(StarTribune)  Why is one fuel being targeted but another — oil — isn’t? …The best way to pay down the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt?
“Reducing wasteful spending a billion dollars at a time,” Coburn said.
Coburn has …

Ethanol Producing Town Hosts Boat Race
June 27, 2011 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Boat racers from coast to coast gathered in the ethanol-producing town of Garnett, Kansas over the weekend to speed around Cedar Valley Reservoir on ten percent ethanol fuel (E10) at the National …

E85 Station Opens in Magnolia, North Carolina
June 27, 2011 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Magnolia, North Carolina is the newest home of an E85 station, just off of Interstate 40. This marks the state’s 16th E85 station, but the first one funded through the American Recovery …

Water Hyacinth as Biofuel Studied
June 27, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Madel R. Sabater   (Manila Bulletin)  President Aquino said Wednesday he will direct the Department of Energy (DoE) to review the possible use of water hyacinth as a source of biofuel following its clogging of …

New Algae Research Centre for Renewable Energy and Materials
June 27, 2011 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

(AlphaGalileo)  On 17 June, with the opening of AlgaePARC and the launch of the BioSolar Cells research project, a new research facility at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) starts exploring on a semi-industrial scale …

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels
June 27, 2011 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and manufacturer of small gas turbine engines, have announced an agreement to develop and test algae …

G20 Clinches First Farm Deal, Dodges Regulation
June 27, 2011 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Sybille de La Hamaide and Charlie Dunmore   (Reuters)  G20 farm ministers agreed to tackle high food prices on Thursday in a deal that steered clear of divisive details on issues such as regulation, paving the …

Instant View: G20 Farm Ministers Agree Deal on Food Prices
June 27, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Martin Roberts, Chuck Abbott, Sarah McFarlane, Charlie Dunmore, Jonathan Saul, Nigel Hunt  (Reuters)  G20 members settled a deal on Thursday to curb volatility in food prices, falling short of France’s ambitious plans to impose tough new regulations on …

Addax Bioenergy Signs Loan Agreement for €258 Million Renewable Energy Project in Sierra Leone
June 27, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire)  Addax Bioenergy S.A. (“Addax Bioenergy”), a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited (AOG), announced today the signing of a loan agreement with seven European and African development …

New Recipe For Biodiesel Calls For Lime
June 27, 2011 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Naomi Lubick  (Chemical and Engineering News)  Renewable Fuel: Calcium hydroxide, better known as hydrated lime, transforms used soybean oil into biodiesel
A new method uses hydrated lime to transform soybean oil, recycled from other uses, …

Paris Air Show Highlights Biofuels
June 27, 2011 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas Zifcak (The Epoch Times) Biofuels are getting a lot of attention this week at the Paris Air Show.Airlines have shown their support of the technology and its viability with Honeywell and Boeing planes using …

Legislation Friendly to Biodiesel
June 27, 2011 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  …On the biodiesel front, there are three basic components, says Randy Olson, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board:
=Extension and change of the retailer tax credit. The current credit …

Land for Biofuels or Crops? The Debate Rumbles on
June 27, 2011 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Caroline Henshaw   (The Wall Street Journal)  Agriculture ministers for the world’s richest nations are meeting in Paris this week to debate the best ways to tackle unprecedented volatility in food prices.
But while farming …

Inbicon Ag Studies Give Green Light to New Biomass-to-Ethanol Industry
June 27, 2011 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Today (June 21, 2011) Inbicon, inventor of the biomass conversion technology driving the Inbicon Biomass Refinery, announced a summary of its private crop studies and confidential biomass research. “Our findings confirm that North …

Brazil’s Petrobras To Build New Ethanol Plants – Report
June 27, 2011 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Paul Kiernan   (Fox Business)  Brazil’s government-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras, will build new plants to produce ethanol as part of the government’s efforts to avoid future shortages, a government …

Indian River Agrees to Provide 55,000 Tons of Vegetative Waste Annually to Planned Bio-Ethanol Fuel Plant
June 27, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Henry A. Stephens  (TCPalm)  INEOS New Planet BioEnergy, which is building an estimated $150 million plant on Oslo Road, will be shipping in 90,000 tons a year of yard clippings, tree trimmings and other …

Accellerase® TRIO Helps Reduce Ethanol Production Costs, Lowers Dosage And Offers Environmental Benefits
June 27, 2011 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Genencor)  Genencor today (June 22, 2011) announced a product advancement, Accellerase® TRIO. This new product will enable biofuel producers to more cost-effectively manufacture cellulosic ethanol from a wide range of renewable nonfood feedstocks such as …

European Advanced Biofuels Flight Path Initiative
June 27, 2011 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The European Commission’s services, in close coordination with Airbus, leading European airlines (Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, & British Airways) and key European biofuel producers (Choren Industries, Neste Oil, Biomass Technology Group and UOP), have …

Biodiesel Industry Revs up Ad Push
June 27, 2011 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  …The biodiesel industry is embarking on a multimillion-dollar nationwide outreach campaign — its first ever — intended as a coming out party after spending its initial years lurking in the shadows …

Sherbrooke Researcher Transforms Algae into Biofuel
June 27, 2011 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(CBC News)  A PhD student at the University of Sherbrooke is turning to the waters of the St. Lawrence River to develop a new kind of biodiesel made from algae.
The micro-algae he is studying grows …

Gaithersburg’s Biodiesel Program Back Up and Running
June 27, 2011 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(The Washington Post) …Gaithersburg refilled its biodiesel fuel tank at the Public Works Department pumping station in May after stopping the biofuel program in November 2008 when a bacterial buildup in the fuel tank began …

World’s First Self-Powered Modular Cellulose Ethanol Refinery Announced
June 27, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(PRNewswire)  New product will include cellulose feedstock grown in shipping containers along with the container based ethanol refinery
Allard Research and Development, the world leader in small to medium-scale ethanol fuel production systems, announced today the …

Solazyme Announces Successful MH 60S Seahawk Helicopter Test Flight on a 50/50 Blend of Algal Derived Solajet HRJ-5® Jet Fue
June 27, 2011 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Solazyme)  Applauds ASTM International historic preliminary approval of algae based biofuels for aviation
Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today that the US Navy successfully demonstrated Solazyme’s 100% algal-derived jet fuel, …

Paris When It Sizzles: EADS Announces Algae-Powered, Mach 4-Hurtling ZEHST Rocket Plane at Paris Air Show; Nine Airlines Sign Garbage-to-Biofuels Fuel Deals with Solena
June 27, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The 100-passenger aircraft will use a dual-propulsion system. Conventional engines will utilize algae-base biofuels for take-off and landing. Ramjet rocket engines, powered by biofuels-based hydrogen and oxygen with water vapor …

Ukraine: Regulation On The Tax-Exempt Import Of Biofuel Equipment Adopted
June 27, 2011 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Olexander Martinenko, Vitaliy Radchenko, Volodymyr Kolvakh and Tetyana Rabczak  (Mondaq)  The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has recently adopted Resolution No. 581, establishing a procedure for tax exempt import of machinery, vehicles and other …

Rural Bio-Resource Comples Biofuel Plant Opened
June 27, 2011 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(IBN Live/The New Indian Express) Governor H R Bhardwaj inaugurated a biofuel plant established by Rural Bio-Fuel Growers Association and promoted by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) at the Rural Bio-Resource Complex Project (RBRC) …

Bolzan Plans Biodiesel Plant to Meet World’s Highest Blend Rate
June 27, 2011 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  Grupo Bolzan, an Argentine agriculture company, is building its second biodiesel refinery as the country prepares to implement the world’s highest blending rate for the amount of the renewable fuel mixed …

Energy in America: California Drivers Cutting Out Middle Man to Buy Fuel Straight from Manufacturer
June 27, 2011 – 11:07 am | No Comment

By Claudia Cowan (FoxNews)  Like many Americans seeking relief from surging gas prices at the pump, California resident Josiah Adams switched from a gas-guzzling car to a diesel truck.
“We are officially gasoline free, and it feels really good,” …

EPA Proposes 15.2 Billion Gallon Biofuel Mandate for 2012; 50 Percent Jump in Advanced Biofuels
June 27, 2011 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …EPA proposes to mandate the blending of 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel into the US fuel supply, and increased the proposed mandate for advanced biofuels by 48 percent, to …

Asia Scrambles to Hasten Biofuels Scale-Up
June 27, 2011 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Suddenly it’s scale-up time in Asia and everyone is scrambling for biofuels. Only a few years ago no one believed this could happen. Indian Railways was the only national-scale …

Role India Can Play to Ease Food, Fuel Crisis
June 27, 2011 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Nagesh Kumar  (Rediff Business)    …Price volatility for food grain should be addressed through the counter-cyclical use of buffer stocks.
For smaller economies that do not have the capacity to sustain large national food stocks, …

China New Energy’s Big Plans for Biofuel
June 27, 2011 – 10:12 am | No Comment

(CheckBioTEch)  A CHINESE green energy specialist is joining Aim in a move valuing the business at £21million.
…It is looking to invest in undervalued biofuel operators and is also keen to take stakes in new green …

Biofuels Are Creating a Big Buzz in Military
June 27, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Renee Schoof (McClatchy Newspapers/Seattle Times)  Maj. Aaron Jelinek of the Air Force Thunderbirds flies his F-16 upside down, rolls it, thunders past his teammates in breathtaking close charges and joins five other fighter jets …

Petrojam Ethanol Shifts From Processing To Imports – Idled Plant Cuts Into Profit
June 27, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Steven Jackson (The Gleaner)  A shortage of raw material has pushed Petrojam Ethanol Limited out of the business of manufacturing fuel-grade ethanol into imports and distribution, a shift that is projected to produce a small …

New Research Facility Recovers Value from Waste, Lowers Emissions
June 27, 2011 – 8:44 am | No Comment

(City of Edmonton, Enerkem, Alberta Innovates)    Plug-and-play pilot plant and lab to convert waste to biofuels and value-added chemicals
Edmonton is now home to one of the world’s most sophisticated waste-to-biofuels research facilities, thanks to a partnership between …

Xylitol Canada to Expedite Pathway to First Commercial-Scale Plant
June 27, 2011 – 8:28 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire)  Cellulosic ethanol manufacturing process to provide feedstock for production of xylitol
Xylitol Canada Inc., a reseller and distributor of xylitol and xylitol products announced that they will leap frog the initial plan for a pilot …

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B20 Biodiesel Blends
June 27, 2011 – 8:21 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Industry Bolstered by Growing OEM Support, Momentum Under RFS-2
At its semi-annual board meeting in Washington D.C. last week, members of the National Biodiesel Board applauded the latest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) …

International Fuel Technology, Inc., Receives Purchase Order from Petrobras to Supply Perfolift BD-4
June 27, 2011 – 8:11 am | No Comment

(International Fuel Technology, Inc.)  International Fuel Technology, Inc., announced that it had received a purchase order from Petrobras to supply PerfoLiFT BD-4 to Petrobras for use in its three wholly-owned bio-diesel manufacturing plants in Brazil, …

Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Fuels: Birth of a Global Supply Chain for Biomass
June 27, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mendel CEO Neal Gutterson talks about miscanthus, and the role of the power sector as the driver of a global supply chain for biomass.
…The company’s IP lies in its understanding …

In ‘Cars 2,’ John Lasseter Says Big Oil is the ‘Uber Bad Guy
June 24, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Ethan Smith (The Wall Street Journal)  “Cars 2” director John Lasseter talked with The Wall Street Journal in his office at the Emeryville headquarters of Pixar Animation Studios, where he is chief creative officer.
The …

KLM Launches Commercial Flights Amsterdam–Paris on Biofuel
June 24, 2011 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

(KLM)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken another important step in aviation sustainability. In September KLM will launch more than 200 flights being operated on biokerosene between Amsterdam and Paris. “KLM has once again shown …

GreenShift Licenses Its Patented Corn Oil Extraction Process to Sunoco
June 24, 2011 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/GreenShift)  Technology Produces Feedstock for Biodiesel, Second Renewable Fuel from Sunoco’s Green E15 Manufacturing Facility in Fulton, New York
GreenShift Corporation  announced today (June 24, 2011) that it has licensed its patented technology to Sunoco for …

Iowa State Hybrid Lab Combines Technologies to Make Biorenewable Fuels and Products
June 24, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  Laura Jarboe pointed to a collection of test tubes in her Iowa State University laboratory.
Some of the tubes looked like they were holding very weak coffee. That meant microorganisms – in this …

First Large-Scale Oahu Biofuel Crops Planted
June 24, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Daryl Huff (KITV 4)  Military, Local Company Testing Plants To Replace Petroleum
… Pacific Bioldiesel, which has succeeding in recycling used cooking oil into vehicle fuel on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, is managing the …

Speech from Sue Ellerbusch, President, BP Biofuels North America, Louisiana Energy Conference, June 23, 2011
June 24, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(BP America)   …BP began investing in biofuels in Louisiana in 2008 through what was then a joint venture with Verenium Corporation. Last year, we bought Verenium out and now have a 100% BP-owned facility …

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA
June 24, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment
2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be conducting detailed biennial peer review meetings of its activities throughout the first half …

Five Ethanol Myths, Busted
June 24, 2011 – 6:16 am | No Comment

by Forrest Jehlik (Argonne National Laboratory/Autopia)  …We must develop a multitude of alternatives to address our future energy needs. One such alternative is ethanol, which is domestically generated and sustainable. However, there are many myths …

Biofuels Are Job Creators, Not Hunger Villian: U.S.
June 23, 2011 – 8:17 am | No Comment

by Charles Abbott  (Reuters)  Biofuels are a “tremendous job creator” for rural areas, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday, ahead of a global meeting where the farm-grown fuels may be criticized as a factor in …

In Search of A Biofuel El Dorado: The Quest for Brazil’s Energy Independence Future
June 20, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In 1568, a Spanish Conquistador by the name of Pedro Maraver de Silva led his men on a mission to capture Incas who had escaped with their gold. Journeying …

Brazil Ethanol Boosters Cheer US Sentiment Turning against Subsidies
June 20, 2011 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Brazilian ethanol interests Friday praised a largely symbolic vote in the US Senate Thursday that aimed to end that country’s ethanol subsidies six months early, but noted the South American country needs to keep …

It’s a Go for MSW-to-Ethanol Plant Near Chicago
June 20, 2011 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A long-proposed municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-ethanol project in Lake County, Ind., has locked in the financing needed to construct the facility and is expected to undergo construction in July. …

EUEC 2012 January 30-February 1 Phoenix, AZ
June 20, 2011 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
EUEC 2012 January 30-February 1 Phoenix, AZ

EUEC 2012 is the 15th annual conference, making it the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind. EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference held in Arizona, where over …

Duplin County E-85 Gas Station Opens, 2nd In Eastern Carolina
June 20, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(WITN.com)  At the Magnolia Marketplace in Duplin county, just off of Interstate 40, flex fuel vehicles can now fill up. The E-85 fuel dispenser is the first one to open that’s funded by the American …

Call for Presentation Abstracts EUEC 2012 January 30-February 1 Phoenix, AZ Deadline: June 30
June 20, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment
Call for Presentation Abstracts  EUEC 2012  January 30-February 1   Phoenix, AZ  Deadline: June 30

Deadline June 30th to Submit Abstracts
Make 20-Minute PowerPoint Presentation at EUEC
SPEAKING TRACKS:
A. Clean Air Policy & Legislation
B. Clean Air Technologies
C. Multi-Pollutant Control
D. Energy & Climate Policy
E. Wind Solar & EV-PHEV
F. Carbon Markets and CCS
G. …

Ethanol, Electric Power behind Winners of DOE EcoCAR Challenge
June 20, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The winners of the recently completed three-year EcoCAR challenge used a combination of extended-range electric power and E85 to grab top honors. Taking first place was Virginia Tech University, …

Valley Plants Plan to Make Corn-Free Ethanol
June 20, 2011 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Tim Sheehan (The Fresno Bee) Two plants aim for biofuels made without corn.
With corn prices up and demand rising, work is under way in the Valley to develop two biorefineries to make ethanol without …

Electric Cars May Not Be So Green after All, Says British Study
June 20, 2011 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Ben Webster (The Australian)  Electric cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found.
An electric car owner would have …

LowCVP Study Demonstrates the Increasing Importance of Measuring Whole Life Carbon Emissions to Compare Vehicle Performanc
June 20, 2011 – 10:09 am | One Comment

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership)  Electric and hybrid cars create more carbon emissions during their production than standard vehicles – but are still greener overall, according to a new report.
The report highlights the increasing importance of …

University of Vermont’s Biomass to Biofuels Course Brings Real World to Academia and Visa Versa
June 20, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Whoever thought of inviting “degree and non-degree seeking students, farmers, budding entrepreneurs, teachers (interested in developing curriculum, or projects at school or college levels) and others” to a university …

Call for Speaker Abstracts: Southeast Biomass Conference and Trade Show November 1-3, 2011 Atlanta, GA Deadline: July 15, 2011
June 20, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment
Call for Speaker Abstracts: Southeast Biomass Conference and Trade Show   November 1-3, 2011  Atlanta, GA   Deadline: July 15, 2011

Tell Your Story and Build Credibility
An exclusive opportunity to gain valuable exposure.
Speaker Abstract Deadline: July 15, 2011
Share Your Biomass Knowledge with Hundreds
Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to reach hundreds of biomass decision makers in your …

Bid to Boost Jatropha Cultivation
June 20, 2011 – 8:08 am | No Comment

(The Assam Tribune)  The Department of Agriculture has taken up a scheme to promotejatropha (Bhot Era) cultivation in Assam for production of bio-diesel. Altogether 137.4 ha of land will be covered under this crop, in the …

Biodiesel Project Faces Collapse as RBZ Pulls Out
June 20, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

by Caiphas Chimhete   (The Standard)  After almost five years of on-and-off operations, Zimbabwe’s giant biodiesel plant faces prolonged closure after the central bank pulled out of the project.
Launched amid pomp and fanfare, the project was …

Celanese Accelerates Plan to Begin Ethanol Production in China by Mid-2013; Opening New Ethanol Technology Development and Research Facilities in the U.S.
June 20, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

(Businesswire/Celanese)  Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced it will accelerate its original schedule and now expects to begin industrial ethanol production in China earlier than previously announced. In addition …

Analysis: U.S. Ethanol Plants Toy with Wheat, Committed to Corn
June 20, 2011 – 7:41 am | No Comment

by Carey Gillam  (Reuters)  A rare inversion in prices of corn and wheat is prompting some ethanol plants to consider a previously unthinkable measure — using wheat as their feedstock for producing the popular biofuel.
With the price …

Le Bourget Biofuels: Honeywell, Boeing Complete Transatlantic Biofuels Fly-Ins, as Paris Air Show Opens
June 20, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the global aviation biofuels movement is descending on the 49th Paris Air Show, which kicks off today with 340,000 attendees, 2100 exhibitors and 3,000 journalists expected to be …

Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Fly to Paris Air Show on Sustainable Biofuel
June 17, 2011 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Boeing)  Boeing will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation …

Pentagon’s First Energy Plan
June 17, 2011 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Keith Johnson (The Wall Street Journal) …The goals of the new strategy are to cut energy demand by forces in the field and to accelerate the development of alternative-energy supplies, such as renewable sources …

Modular Ethanol Production System Wins FiRe Award
June 17, 2011 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

Joanna Schroeder   (DomesticFuel.com)  The Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference was held last week and during the event, 11 companies were honored for their “world-changing” technologies. Scientists from around the world submitted more than 1,000 …

Next Decade of Oil Companies’ Tax Breaks Worth $44 Billion
June 17, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press)  Oil companies’ tax breaks, if left in place, would cost the U.S. Treasury $44 billion over the next decade. President Obama wants to eliminate the cost, and a Senate proposal would eliminate them …

Obama Administration Signals Higher Gas Royalties on Public Lands — and Anticipated Industry Resistance
June 17, 2011 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Evan Bush (iwatchnews)  In election year, Interior Department may take on a popular target: Big Oil
The Obama administration may be readying for a fight with the energy industry as it prepares to raise royalty …

Unlocking the Structure of Lignin, and Feasible Pathways to Cellulosic Conversion
June 17, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Research from ORNL reveals new details of bioenergy’s most daunting technical barrier
…Lignin, for those newer to the biofuels world, is a complex chemical compound that makes veggies, plants and wood …

Navy on Coal-to-Liquids: No, Thanks
June 17, 2011 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)  A top Navy official said Friday (June 3,2011) that the department isn’t interested in developing coal-based transportation fuels as an alternative to oil, noting there are more promising options.
Tom Hicks, …

USDA Announces Projects to Provide Increased Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Reliance on Foreign Oil
June 17, 2011 – 8:20 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Projects Further Obama Administration’s Effort to Produce Clean Home-Grown Energy, Create Sustainable Rural Jobs
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the establishment of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas …

Senate Approves Cut in Ethanol Subsidies
June 17, 2011 – 6:56 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufsonand Lori Montgomery  (The Washington Post)  The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment that would end tax credits for ethanol that refiners blend into motor fuel in a vote closely watched as a …

Tanzania: Nation to Import Ethanol From Brazil
June 17, 2011 – 6:50 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica/The Citizen)  Tanzania is set to import ethanol from Brazil in its bid to lower fuel prices by 10 per cent.
This was said in Dar es Salaam over the weekend by Mr Leo Lyayuka, a …

PetroAlgae and Suriname Ministry of Natural Resources Sign Master Framework and Initial License Agreement to Begin Open Growth Bioreactor for Renewable Fuels and Protein
June 17, 2011 – 6:36 am | No Comment

(PetroAlgae)  Initial Steps Underway for Phased Implementation Leading to a Full Commercial License Unit for  Production of Biomass for Fuel and Food
PetroAlgae Inc. and its operating company PA LLC, a leading renewable energy company that licenses …

Gevo Enters into Joint Venture with Redfield Energy to Retrofit Plant for Isobutanol
June 17, 2011 – 6:27 am | No Comment

(Gevo)  Brings Company Closer to Achieving 2015 Production Goal of 350 MGPY of Isobutanol
Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Gevo Development, LLC, has entered into a joint …

Automakers Oppose Bill to Require More Flex-Fuel Vehicles
June 15, 2011 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by David Shepardson (The Detroit News)  …The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the trade group representing Detroit’s Big Three automakers, Toyota Motors Corp. and eight others, joined a coalition of groups in opposing the “Open …

Scania to Deliver Biodiesel Buses to Arriva
June 15, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Danish bus operator Arriva recently placed an order with Sweden-based Scania AB for more than 100 new diesel buses for use in Cophenhagen. The vehicles will be fueled with a …

Growing Algae in Sewage – a Fuelish Idea
June 15, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Tim Wheeler (Baltimore Sun)  An experiment in making “bio-fuel” is slated to get under way this summer at Baltimore’s Back River wastewater treatment plant.
The city’s Board of Estimates approved Wednesday a $255,000 contract with a …

Brazil Exports Ethanol, Struggles to Meet Its Ethanol Demand
June 15, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …(T)he industry has once again begun exporting fuel to the U.S. over the past few months. According to brokers quoted in a recent Soyatech article, the ethanol industry has exported 1.9 million barrels …

Study Finds Biodiesel is Bright Spot In Job Creation
June 15, 2011 – 8:23 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel Supporting Thousands of New Jobs While Generating Billions in Household Income, Tax Revenues
The U.S. biodiesel industry will grow to support more than 74,000 jobs throughout the economy by 2015 while …

2011 Threatens to Repeat 2008-’09 in Ethanol Economics
June 15, 2011 – 7:54 am | No Comment

by Rob Carringer (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Many investors have jumped into the renewable energy space with the hopes of making money from breakthrough technology. While these investments can be an admirable example of the American …

US Official: Biofuels ‘Scapegoat’ for High Food Prices
June 15, 2011 – 7:35 am | No Comment

by Steve Baragona   (Voice of America)   …(Agriculture) Secretary (Tom)Vilsack told a luncheon gathering in Washington not to believe everything one hears about ethanol’s role in today’s high and volatile food prices. “The truth of …

Honeywell: The Lindbergh of Aviation Biofuels
June 15, 2011 – 7:25 am | No Comment

by Mark Halper (SmartPlanet)  Jet biofuels should get a boost this Friday, when Honeywell has scheduled a trans-Atlantic flight heading to Paris from Morristown, N.J., powered by Honeywell-branded Green Jet Fuel.
The corporate jet, a Gulfstream …

Aiming for the Complete Utilization of Sugar-Beet Pulp: Examination of the Effects of Mild Acid and Hydrothermal Pretreatment Followed by Enzymatic Digestion.(Research)
June 15, 2011 – 7:12 am | No Comment

Stefan Kuhnel; Henk A Schols; Harry Gruppen (Biotechnology for Biofuels/Highbeam Business)  Sugar-beet pulp (SBP) consists of up to 75% w/w of carbohydrates (dry matter). Arabinose, glucose and galacturonic acid (GA) are the main sugar moieties …

California’s Clean Fuel Push Opens Door To Brazilian Ethanol
June 15, 2011 – 7:08 am | No Comment

by Ben Lefebvre (Dow Jones News Wires)  California’s push to reduce fuel emissions in the next decade could lead to Brazilian ethanol makers making new inroads into the U.S.
The Golden State is attempting to reduce the …

The Integrated Biorefinery: The (Re) Rise of BioPower
June 15, 2011 – 6:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The collapse of the global biodiesel market, and bankruptcies in the US ethanol industry, had as much to do with the facilities as rising feedstock and falling fuel prices.  Diversification …

US Senate Defeats Coburn Amendment: Industry Reaction
June 15, 2011 – 6:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, on a cloture vote in the Senate to proceed to an amendment that would end the current ethanol tax incentive immediately, Senator Coburn’s amendment lost 40-59, falling 20 votes …

Senate Vote to Repeal Ethanol Tax Credit Fails, But Some in GOP Break Ranks
June 15, 2011 – 5:55 am | No Comment

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  A majority of Senate Republicans appeared to break Tuesday with two decades of GOP orthodoxy against higher taxes, voting to advance a plan to abruptly cancel billions of dollars …

EdeniQ Licenses Yeast Technology From USDA
June 14, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/The Street)  EdeniQ, Inc., a California-based clean technology company serving the global biofuels industry, announced today that it has licensed yeast technology from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation …

Cantor: Tackle Energy Subsidies in Tax Reform Plan, Not Debt Talks
June 14, 2011 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Russell Berman (The Hill/E2Wire)  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Monday that the elimination of energy subsidies should be considered as part of a comprehensive tax reform package rather than the debt reduction …

Holden Seeks US Rules for Flex-Fuel Test
June 14, 2011 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Ron Hammerton (GoAuto)  Canberra to talk on emissions test rules that threaten to leave E85 out in the cold
GM HOLDEN will ask the Australian government to adopt the American cold-start emissions testing regime for …

tcbiomass2011 September 28-30 Chicago, IL
June 14, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
tcbiomass2011   September 28-30    Chicago, IL

tcbiomass2011 is the 2011 International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science, connecting you with many of the world’s leading researchers, scientists, and engineers. The 3-day scientific forum will cover the gamut—from fundamental and applied research …